- Laurence Russell
Telefónica selects Gilat to extend 4G cellular coverage for mobile operators in Latin America
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS) selected Gilat to extend 4G cellular backhaul over satellite for mobile operators serving rural areas in the northern part of Latin America. Within the framework of a multi-year agreement with TGS, Gilat will provide its SkyEdge II-c platform to increase support of the large regional projects.
Gilat is already heavily involved in this region and is providing its 4G cellular backhaul over satellite solution to enable connectivity for millions of people throughout the most remote areas in the region.
Telefónica Global Solutions offers an ecosystem of satellite solutions for different applications and industries, with the highest quality guarantees, to bring communications to challenging environments or address the needs of specific and/or temporary situations.
“It is important for us to provide our customers with excellent service expanding our partnerships and using the best and diversified available technology,” said Gustavo Arditti, Global Director of the Satellite Business Unit at Telefónica Global Solutions. “Gilat met those needs with good spectral efficiency and comprehensive regional support. In this way we continue our multi-service strategy which gives us flexibility to deliver the most suitable solution to each customer and to support our goal to bridge the digital divide.”
“Gilat is honored to have been selected by Telefónica Global Solutions to support the provision of connectivity to customers located in rural areas in the northern part of Latin America,” said Michal Aharonov, Chief Commercial Officer at Gilat. “The network coverage expansion in the region, enabled by using Telefónica’s infrastructure, is a testament to Gilat’s leadership in cellular backhaul over satellite.”